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AAFA Degree in Dance

Applied Associate in Fine Arts in Dance

The emphasis of the dance program at PVCC is our commitment to a student learning experience which values the individual creative voice and cultural diversity. Our students are encouraged to pursue their own dance making goals and to draw from their personal and cultural experiences in their creative process.

The dance program also offers dance scholarships and performance opportunities every term to all dance majors.

A fine arts degree recognizes and verifies a student's ability in a specific arts discipline. The proposed AAFA in dance would inspire degree completion in PVCC dance students while providing the first two years of classes for students wishing to transfer to a university program. Dancers who do not transfer to university programs immediately often choose to work in the field as freelance choreographers, performers in musicals, in dance companies presenting concert work, on cruise ships, or in stage shows in theme parks or major cites. A student may also choose to open his or here own dance studio, or teach in the K - 12 education system.

Associate in Arts (AA) Fine Arts - Dance Degree (AGEC-A) form

 Associate in Arts, Fine Arts (AAFA) - Dance Program of Study form

Degree Requirements

35 credits of General Education Care as stated in the AGECA Core to include at least:

DAH100 or DAH201 (HU), and BIO160 or BIO201 (SG):

ENG101, 102

MA: Mathmematics

CS: Computer, Statistics or
quantitative applications

SG: Natural Sciences General

SQ: Natural Sciences Quantitative

HU: Humanities & Fine Arts

SB: Social and Behavioral Schiences

29 Credits of Dance to Include:

Part I: (11) credits

DAN150

Dance Performance

DAN210

Dance Production

DAN221

Rhythmic Theory

DAN264

Choreography

DAN280

Dance Practicum

Part II: ( 9 credits)

Nine credits of technique including a minimum of level III competency in modern and ballet

Part III: (9 credits)

Nine credits of other dance credits, no more that 3 credits which can be technique/performance

* Please set up an appointment with the Dance Program Director for advising at (602) 787-6808 or e-mail Ms. Sonia Valle.